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Wappenbiber + Rautenspitz (types of roofing tile)

English translation: "shield" beaver tail

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04:27 Sep 11, 2000
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German term or phrase: Wappenbiber + Rautenspitz (types of roofing tile)
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So vielfältig die fränkischen Dächer in ihrer Form und Gestaltung sind, so vielfältig sind die Formen der Dachziegel
Da gibt es den Taschenziegel, den Sechseck-Ziegel, den Rautenspitz, den gotischen Biber, den Wappenbiber.
Michael Dollman
English translation:"shield" beaver tail
Explanation:
These ar hard to find, probably very specific for that particular region. I found a picture of the "Wappenbiber" - one of the several shapes a beaver tail tile can come in, sort of like a shield. I think you need to think of a somewhat descriptive translation. Sorry, I can't help at all with the other one. Eva
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Eva Gerkrath
Netherlands
Local time: 22:30
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It is at least helpful to see what one looks like. Thank you.
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nascalloped beaver-tail (shingle)Eva Gerkrath
nasee below
Tom Funke
na"shield" beaver tailEva Gerkrath


  

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1 hr
"shield" beaver tail


Explanation:
These ar hard to find, probably very specific for that particular region. I found a picture of the "Wappenbiber" - one of the several shapes a beaver tail tile can come in, sort of like a shield. I think you need to think of a somewhat descriptive translation. Sorry, I can't help at all with the other one. Eva


    Reference: http://www.fh-deggendorf.de/biw/studenten/jg1995/awatzl/zieg...
Eva Gerkrath
Netherlands
Local time: 22:30
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 54
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It is at least helpful to see what one looks like. Thank you.
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7 hrs
see below


Explanation:
In geometry, Raute translates as rhombus (Duden ictorial German-English Dictionary). DeVries-Herrmann lists Raute as rhombus, diamond, lozenge. Rautenspitz might refer to a rhombic shape (or cross-section).

As to Wappenbieber, I'd go with Michael's answer. Incidentally the heraldic signs of Bieberach and Biebertal contain images of (presumably ordinary) beavers. There are undoubtedly other heraldic signs that do (which you might find through Web sites on Adelsforschung).

Tom Funke
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8 hrs
scalloped beaver-tail (shingle)


Explanation:
Looking for something different, I found a site referring to scalloped beaver-tail shingles - see URL below. Eva


    Reference: http://www.buildinggreen.com/products/shingles.html
Eva Gerkrath
Netherlands
Local time: 22:30
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